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Book Number   000296379
ISBN   Link9781107162235 (hbk.) : £64.99
Main Entry   LinkKeesling, Catherine M., 1965-
Title   LinkEarly Greek portraiture :. monuments and histories / Catherine M. Keesling.
Imprint   LinkCambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Descr.   xvii, 309 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 26 cm.
Language   eng
Gen. note   "In this book, Catherine M. Keesling lends new insight into the origins of civic honorific portraits that emerged at the end of the fifth century BC in ancient Greece. Surveying the subjects, motives and display contexts of Archaic and Classical portrait sculpture, she demonstrates that the phenomenon of portrait representation in Greek culture is complex and without a single, unifying history. Bringing a multi-disciplinary approach to the topic, Keesling grounds her study in contemporary texts such as Herodotus’ Histories and situates portrait representation within the context of contemporary debates about the nature of arete (excellence), the value of historical commemoration and the relationship between the human individual and the gods and heroes. She argues that often the goal of Classical portraiture was to link the individual to divine or heroic models. Offering an overview of the role of portraits in Archaic and Classical Greece, her study includes local histories of the development of Greek portraiture in sanctuaries such as Olympia, Delphi and the Athenian Acropolis"--Provided by publisher
Bibliogr.   Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents   Introduction: Why portraits? -- Part I. Portraits among Heroes and Gods -- 1. From votive statues to honorific portraits -- 2. Arete, heroism, and divine choice in early Greek portraiture -- 3. Portraits in Greek sanctuaries -- Part II. Documenting Archaic and Classical Greek History -- 4. Retrospective portraits as historical documents -- 5. Early Greek portraits under Roman rule : removal, renewal, reuse, and reinscription -- Conclusion: The limits of representation
Subject - Lib.Cong.   LinkPortrait sculpture, Greek
  LinkPortrait sculpture, Ancient -- Greece
  LinkPortraits -- Social aspects -- Greece -- History
  LinkMonuments -- Greece -- History
  LinkExcellence -- Social aspects -- Greece -- History
  LinkGods, Greek -- Social aspects -- History
  LinkHeroes -- Social aspects -- Greece -- History
  LinkGreece -- Antiquities
  LinkGreece -- Social life and customs
  LinkGreece -- Historiography
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  BRITL T 402.5 245265 British School Library
  BLEGL NB1296.3 .K44 2017 EP 10.40
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